Going Solar may be the biggest key to saving water. Extreme weather brought a return of the Polar Vortex. The Midwest and East Coast saw extreme snow and ice conditions. California, on the flip side, had soil-cracking drought, leaving them in desperate need for water conservation. Over 63% of the state is enduring extreme drought conditions. Los Angeles will see the first January without rain to produce water. The typical rainy season simply hasn’t appeared.
The High Consumption of Water at Power Plants:
In the meantime, we can save water by going solar. Power plants are consuming more fresh water than all other household activities combined. More than we use in our faucets, showers, toilets, and lawn sprinklers combined.
Nuclear, natural gas and coal use tens of thousands of gallons of water per megawatt hour. Meanwhile, solar power uses none. Water conservation isn’t the first thing people think of when they think of solar’s benefits, but it’s one of the most important.
Our decisions on how we consume energy and electricity should consider the conservation of water. The California Solar Initiative, SolarCity and other companies have produced enough solar energy to conserve 684 million gallons of water a year.
The Solar Power Difference:
We seem to be increasingly unable to tackle big problems. Especially when they become a crises. As we continue to generate electricity with fossil fuels and nuclear power, we continue to waste water resources. Discussions are already underway about water rationing and the economic damage to California’s agriculture and livestock industries. With enormously expensive ‘fixes’ on the table like desalinization plants, it’s time to harness a tool like Solar Power.
Go Solar Power has opportunities for homes and businesses to start saving water by installing Solar Panels. Solar Power is easy to install. There is no money out of pocket. Take advantage of the Federal government’s tax break while it is at 30%. Give us a call today at 833-FL-Go-Solar.